Not only did they see increased demand for products and a massive change in attendance, but they were also required to put their own lives at risk to ensure that the nation was nourished and provided with all the essentials needed.
Our supermarket workers are real heroes and should be treated as such.
Morrisons clearly received the memo as the supermarket announced that staff would see an additional £ 1,050 in their payroll packages this year, while their bonuses tripled to say thank you.
According to PA, all Morrisons staff will see a windfall of £ 1,050 this year as the supermarket has promised to triple its premiums as workers work hard to keep up with a huge increase in demand caused by the coronavirus.
All front-line staff will receive a 6% bonus on top of their earnings for the next 12 months.
This percentage equals more than £ 1,000 for full-time employees.
It’s something that has touched all of our lives.
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Today, more than ever, we must cherish those dedicated to our care as they work tirelessly to care for people coping with the coronavirus pandemic.
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And the good news doesn’t end there, as sick or self-employed workers will also receive the bonus, which will be paid in quarterly installments, rather than a big check at the end, Morrisons confirmed.
Clare Grainger, Director of the Morrisons Group, said: “Our valued colleagues have stood in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, playing their full role in feeding the nation.
“We would like to thank each of them for their continued hard work during these unprecedented times by paying a much higher guaranteed premium for the whole year in recognition of their efforts. “
“It follows promises from several other supermarkets to pay bonuses during the crisis. “
BRAVO, MORRISONS. Hopefully other supermarkets and big brands that saw their profits increase during the pandemic will follow suit.